Tell USDA to hold Cole Bros. Circus responsible for AWA violations

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Originally Posted: 5 November 2011

Tell USDA to hold the Cole Bros. Circus responsible for repeated AWA violations

[Ed. Note: Also read IDA Gives Cole Bros. Circus Its Worst Year Ever.]

FROM In Defense of Animals (IDA)

ACTION

Cole Bros. Circus continues to flagrantly endanger the animals and the public by hiring dangerous wild animal acts run by inexperienced and inhumane handlers who have repeatedly violated Animal Welfare Act requirements. Tell USDA to take whatever action is necessary to ensure that this ends now.

Sign an online petition:
https://secure2.convio.net/ida/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1999&JServSessionIdr004=fpq5k9neq1.app243b

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

Dr. Chester Gipson
Deputy Administrator, Animal Care
USDA
4700 River Road, Unit 84
Riverdale, MD 20737-1234
phone (301) 734-7833
fax (301) 734-4978
ace@aphis.usda.gov

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

I appreciate the actions taken by your agency against the Cole Bros. Circus for violations of the Animal Welfare Act committed by the circus and its exhibitors.

However, the Circus continues to flagrantly endanger the animals and the public by hiring dangerous wild animal acts run by inexperienced and inhumane handlers who have repeatedly violated Animal Welfare Act requirements.

Please take whatever action is necessary to ensure that this ends now. Your agency cannot allow the Cole Bros. Circus to continue to evade responsibility for the actions of its exhibitors and to put the animals and the public at risk. It is time to hold the circus fully responsible for the illegal actions of its exhibitors.


Thank you for everything you do for animals!